David Wright to start at third base on Monday against the Phillies
David Wright will rejoin the Mets and be activated from the disabled list ahead of Monday’s game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
While Terry Collins has said previously Wright will not play everyday until he proves he’s 100 percent, he did say on Sunday morning in Denver Wright will start on Monday against the Phillies.
Initially, Wright could be placed lower in the batting order in order to see how his bat might fare against big league competition, Collins said. Originally, the manager suggested Wright would be installed in the second spot in the order upon returning.
Wright will probably get the majority of the playing time at third base, assuming he can withstand the rigors of the rest of the season. He will share those duties with Juan Uribe, who now becomes a valuable right-handed bat off the bench.
Since Wright is on the 60-day disabled list, the Mets will need to make both an active and a 40-man roster move before Monday’s game.
Assistant GM John Ricco basically said Saturday afternoon the Mets will demote Logan Verrett following his start on Sunday, which takes care of the active roster issue.
As for the 60-man disabled list, those options were explored in a post to Just Mets last week here.
Wright has been on the disabled list since April 15, having played in only eight games in 2015. He went 9-for-28 during a rehab assignment with St. Lucie, all of which were singles.